Prof. Dr. Dominik Sackmann


Dominik2 Dominik Sackmann is the Head of the research domain (FSP) Musical Interpretation at the Department of Music, ZHdK.

Born in Riehen, Switzerland, Dominik took harpsichord courses under Ton Koopman, Don O. Franklin and Johann Sonnleitner and subsequently studied organ under Susanne Linde in Zurich. He is still active as an organist.

Dominik also studied Musicology, Church History and Latin Philology in Basel and Bern. He made radio recordings for Südwestfunk and then went on to become a music editor at Radio DRS-2. Afterward, Dominik received his Doctorate in Zurich, which focused on the work of Johann Sebastian Bach and Arcangelo Corelli.

Currently, he is professor of music history, performance practice and chamber music at ZHdK. Furthermore, Dominik acts as the Manager of the Christoph Delz Research Society in Basel. He is also the President of the Zurich section of the Swiss Society of Music Researchers, as well as a board member of the Baroque Orchestra Capriccio and the editor of the “Zürcher Musikstudien” (Publisher Peter Lang, Bern).

The topics of Dominik’s research publications on Music History of the 17th to 20th century include J. S. Bach’s ensemble and keyboard music, historically informed performance practice, the compositions by Adolf Busch and the history of Swiss music.